"Black Panther" like his Vibranium shaken, not stirred.
Marvel's upcoming superhero movie gets the spotlight on the cover Entertainment Weekly this week, just in time for Comic-Con. EW also released a bunch of new photos that reveal more details about T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), adversary Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), cover agent Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), and the denizens of Wakanda.
All of the Marvel movies have different tones, and "Black Panther" is a mash-up of two iconic film classics.
"What I think we landed on was sort of a cross between James Bond and 'The Godfather,'" executive producer Nate Moore said. "A big, operatic family drama centered on a world of international espionage. So hopefully we're getting the best of both worlds."
Boseman also referenced 007 in talking about T'Challa, the young ruler of Wakanda. "There's always a possibility that there could be some other woman," he noted, adding, "In the James Bond movies, there is always the girl but then in the next movie there is another girl.
"Lupita [Nyong'o, who plays former lover Nakia] and I are always joking about that. She will say, 'There better not be another woman in the next one!' I'm like, 'Hey, you better lock it down!'"
Here are a few of the new images — head over to EW for the rest:
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Read More